Brazil full-back Michel Bastos says that he wants to make everyone aware of his talents at the World Cup.
Bastos, who plays for French side Lyon, opened the scoring with a free-kick in Brazil's 3-0 friendly win over Zimbabwe and the 26-year-old is keen to showcase his ability at the tournament in South Africa.
''The feeling was wonderful,'' he said in Jornal dos Sports of his goal.''For me, the World Cup began. I need to show everyone my football because not everyone knows.''
Bastos, who joined Lyon in the summer from Lille for around €18 million, dedicated his goal to his wife and father.
''It's a special moment in my life - being in the World Cup squad and scoring this beautiful goal,'' he added. ''I am very happy, I want to share it with people who are very special in my life: my wife Leticia and my father Bastos. I love you.''
Meanwhile, Brazil coach Dunga defended his players after their complaints about the World Cup ball were criticised by FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke.
Valcke hinted the Brazilians are using the ball as an excuse, saying they "are afraid that they will not make it and it will be due to the ball."
Dunga, however, hit out at Valcke and claimed that he "would have a different opinion" if he ever played with the ball. The Brazilian coach added that he would like to see Valcke come to Brazil's practice to "see if he can control it."